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It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

It's good news week
Someone's found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

Have you heard the news
What did it say?
Who's won that race?
What's the weather like today?

It's good news week
Families shake the need for gold
By stimulating birth control
We're wanting less to eat

It's good news week
Doctors finding many ways
Of wrapping brains on metal trays
To keep us from the heat

It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

It's good news week
Someone's found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

Have you heard the news
What did it say?
Who's won that race?
What's the weather like today?
What's the weather like today?

It's good news week
Families shake the need for gold
By stimulating birth control
We're wanting less to eat

It's good news week
Doctors finding many ways
Of wrapping brains on metal trays
To keep us from the heat
To keep us from the heat
To keep us from the heat



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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    Where is the line...?
    Lots of blood in asia now
    They've butchered up the sacred cow
    And got enough to eat
    It should be right where the stanza about birth control is.
    These are not the complete, or even all original lyrics. C'mon people, quit rewriting history simply because it makes you feel uncomfortable. If your going to post the lyrics of such a historically charged anthem get it right, without adding anything new or removing anything old to save the "feelings" of those who were not involved in the creation of that history.
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    OldHippie_DudeJun 16, 2011 at 3:37 am
    I think this song (with these original lyrics) came out in 1965. A contemporary song, "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire was on a similar theme. The Viet Nam War was just heating up. I was in high school and just fledging my liberal wings. This song, the one I mentioned, and Dylan's "like a Rolling Stone" were the most important songs of my awakening. "It's Good News Week" reflected the nightly body counts on the news. It's mention of famines and birth control got
    it quickly banned in mid-America. Idiot religion then and still does hold sway in this ignorance darkened country. I just sigh and go on to mention the science fiction realities touched upon in the bit of genius that this song is: Global warming, blind technology, and out-of-control capitalism. Great song.
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    UnregisteredSep 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    saying it like it is. I am coming from 1970 when I was 15 year old. And this song got through. This one did.

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